January 9, 2018

Lae Police Chief urges public to report Sexual Violence as they happen

Lae Police have issued a statement of warning to perpetrators of Sexual Violence within the province to refrain from their unlawful actions or face the brunt of the law.

That was the stern call from Lae’s Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr who is the chairman of the Family Sexual Violence Action Committee.

Mr. Wagambie challenged members of the community in Lae to report immediately to the police if they witness situations of family sexual violence or if they are victims.

“We have an active CID Sexual Offenses Squad as well as Family Sexual Violence Unit who can deal with the perpetrators by way of police arrest.”
He admitted an increase in family sexual offences and said persons with disability, children, young girls and women were vulnerable to the act.

“Even men and boys were victims of such violent behaviour which is not acceptable anymore.”

He said survivors or persons abused will be referred immediately to their effective network of care and counseling services while perpetrators will face the tough arm of the law.

Wagambie Jnr said police FSVU is also located at Lae Central Police Station Town as well as two newly set up Police FSVC offices at China Town Police Station and Three Mile Police Station.

The public can report to any Police Unit or nearest Police Station to get help or call the Toll Free number - 70903300.   PNGFM
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